31 January 2019

Run for candidate in the University Council

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Do you wish to participate at the highest administrative level? Are you interested in using your influence on important decisions? Take this opportunity and put yourself forward as candidate for the University Council. Please do so before 18 April 2019!

What does it entail?
You will be able to advise the Executive Board upon their request and on the Council’s own initiative. For some important decisions, the University Council  has a right of consent. Students get reimbursed for their membership of the University Council. This is a position you can fill for a year. You will become  part of the student body of the Council and work four days a week. 

Exerting influence
Anton Pijpers, President of Utrecht University, emphasizes the importance of exerting influence: “As a member of the University Council, you can influence Utrecht University’s strategy and policy. And thus your own study career. You are a representative of and a contact point for the student interests. It provides you with more responsibility as well as an interesting work experience!”
Who can become a member?
All Utrecht University students can put themselves forward as a candidate for the 12 seats of the student body in the University Council.

How to put yourself forward as a candidate?
The University Council is looking for motivated students who would like to join in the discussions on university-wide issues that form the focus of our strategy. You can either join an existing list of candidates or start your own list. Make sure that the properly signed forms are submitted to Anne Marie Partridge no later than on 18 April 2019, 17.00 hours!​ 

Other councils
There is also a demand for council members at the faculty and service department levels. The electoral committee of your faculty or service department can give more information.

NB Due to their semester system, UCU and UCR have deviating election dates!

More information?
The elections will take place from Monday 20 – Wednesday 22 May, 2019. Do you have further questions about the University Council elections? Or do you want to know more about the candidacy procedure? Check the University Council Elections Regulations and the Elections page.